Wednesday: Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Bobcats

03/05/2013 6:36 PM

03/05/2013 8:04 PM

Nets at Bobcats

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Nets
Pos, Player Ppg  Rpg Pos, Player Ppg  Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.4 3.4 G, D. Williams 17.3 3.2
G, G. Henderson 13.1 3.7 G, J. Johnson 16.8 3.1
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 9.1 5.7 F, G. Wallace 8.5 5.1
F, TBD F, R. Evans 3.4 9.3
C, B. Biyombo 4.4 7.2 C, B. Lopez 18.8 7.2

Matchup to Watch

Deron Williams vs. Kemba Walker: Willams is a tough cover for Walker, because he’s so big and strong.

Observations

• The Bobcats tried to do a Ben Gordon-for-Kris Humphries deal. The Nets passed, but that would have been an expensive sub-for-expensive sub trade.
• Former Duke defensive stopper Billy King is getting his second act as an NBA executive. He ran Philly for a long time, now he’s assembling the Nets.
• Reggie Evans, pound-for-pound, might be the most physical player in the NBA.

Tap-ins

• The Bobcats play three of the next four at home, but the opponents are no picnic: Nets, Thunder, Celtics.
• Byron Mullens sat out all but three minutes of the Portland game due to a knee injury.

Did you know?

Now-Net Gerald Wallace is arguably the most impactful player in Bobcats history. For the first time in nine seasons, he might fail to average double-figures scoring.

Rick Bonnell

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